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Jerome Biffle

Full name: Jerome Cousins Biffle
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: March 20, 1928 in Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: September 4, 2002 in Denver, Colorado, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While attending the University of Denver, Jerome Biffle won the 1950 NCAA long jump title. In 1951 he joined the army and competed only in minor service meets, but in 1952, after being injured in the spring, he placed third in the AAU and then finished second to Meredith Gourdine at the Final Trials. In Helsinki, Biffle was lying second to Gourdine after two rounds, but moved into the lead with his third jump. Although his final three jumps were fouls, that third round effort of 24-10 (7.57) brought him the gold medal. Biffle worked for many years in the Denver school system as a college counselor.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.81 (1950).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 1 7.57
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round One 2 7.21
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 3 foul 7.21
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 7.57 7.57
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 foul 7.57
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 foul 7.57
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2 QU 7.40
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2 7.40
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 7 6.73
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 2 7.40 7.40
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 DNS pass
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